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October 2016 Edition
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Executive Spotlight: Dr. Ko Ogasawara, Vice President & General Manager, Business Development Department, Space Systems Division, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been Japan’s main developer and a manufacturer of liquid fueled launch vehicles since the early phases of Japanese space development.
The Challenges Of Launching A Real-Time UHD Channel By Satellite: An AsiaSat Perspective, By Captain Ip, Communications Systems Engineer, AsiaSat

Ultra HD (UHD) broadcasting via satellite is becoming increasingly popular, especially as satellites operated by AsiaSat, SES, Intelsat and Eutelsat continue to demonstrate the feasibility of delivering content to viewers using this advanced technology. 
Innovations In Smallsat Ground Architecture: A Kratos Perspective, By Matthew Prechtel, Business Area Director, RT Logic—a Kratos Company
Small satellites (smallsats) are finding new and disruptive opportunities in today’s space industry. Space applications that were once the domain of big satellite systems are finding that they are being augmented and, in some cases, displaced by lower cost smallsats. 
Partnership With Understanding: Your Network Intelligence Status Check, By Rajanik Mark Jayasuriya, Vice President for the Satellite Networks Business Group (SNG), ST Electronics
Is your VSAT network built for business intelligence? 
Wideband Satellite Gbit/s Over DVB-S2X With Annex M; A TeamCast Focus:, By Philippe Hostiou and Gérard Faria, TeamCast
For a number of years now, all realize that the data-rate for Internet consumers will need to support connectivity anywhere, any time, and for everybody. 
Restored Cold War Era Satellite Dish Becomes A Princeton University Teaching Tool, By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research, Princeton University
In its heyday, the towering metal satellite dish located about three miles from the Jersey Shore’s boardwalks hosted a number of historical moments: the dish tracked the flights of some of America’s first space launches and, in 1960, collected the first images beamed to Earth from an orbiting weather satellite. 
An EARSC Case In Point: Satellites Benefitting Citizens Growing Forests In Sweden, By Geoff Sawyer, EARSC Secretary General and Marc DeVries, The Green Land
In EARSC’s second report on the economic benefit of satellite services, the impact of the use of satellite imagery on management of forests in Sweden is analyzed. 
Rising To The Needs Of The LATAM Market: An Elara Focus, By Carlos Sánchez, Customer Experience Specialist, Elara Comunicaciones
When thinking about connectivity in Latin America (LATAM), the belief is that this region of the world is a complicated market.
The Final Battle To End Polio: A Better Satellite World Perspective, By Robert Bell, Executive Director, SSPI and WTA
In 1988, a meeting of the World Health Assembly set a mind-boggling goal: to eradicate the ancient scourge of polio. 
Growing An Organic Workforce: A Space Foundation Perspective, By Bryan DeBates, Vice President—Education, Space Foundation

The United States is in trouble—according to the May 2016 jobs report (CNN Money), there were 5.8 million job openings that month that went unfulfilled. This is an indication that employers can’t find enough qualified individuals to fill those openings.
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